Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2005 Domaine Chandon de Briailles Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Fourneaux with pork loin roast, polenta and belgian endive gratin tonight. This was simply singing. Perfect balance and in a beautiful place right now. Sappy, earthy and solid. I am sure this can age for many years but this is in such a magnificent spot right now that I think it is open season on this wine. Cherry and crunchy berry, earth and some spice. Loved it!
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.